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James Daniel

posted: Feb 3, 2010 12:45 pm | Comments (1)

James W. Daniel, 93, of New Haven, CT, departed this life January 27, 2010. He was the widower of Catherine L. Daniel.

Born in Fayetteville, NC, November 3, 1916, he was the son of the late Rev. Prince C. Daniels and Susie Daniels.

Prior to retiring, he was employed by the City of New Haven Board of Education as a Teacher.

Mr. Daniel was a WWII Army veteran.

He leaves to cherish his memory, a son, Eric Jarrod Daniel; and a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

He was predeceased by four brothers and three sisters.

A Mass of Christian Burial to celebrate Mr. Daniel’s life and legacy will be held Friday, February 5, 2010 at 10:00 AM at St. Martin DePorres Church, 136 Dixwell Ave., New Haven. Visitation will be held at the church from 9:00-9:30 AM. Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternal services will begin at 9:30 AM. Burial will be in Evergreen Cemetery. Professional services entrusted to Curvin K. Council Funeral Home, 128 Dwight St., New Haven. Online guestbook available at www.curvinkcouncil.com

Donald Hines

posted: Jan 27, 2010 1:04 pm | Comments (1)

Donald Ray Hines, 77, of New Haven, departed this life January 24, 2010. He was the husband of Blanche Hundley Hines.

Born in Garland, NC, May 20, 1932, he was the son of the late Moses and Eunice Hines.

Prior to retiring, he was employed at Armstrong Rubber Co. as a Machine Operator.

In addition to his wife, he leaves to cherish his memory, daughters, Kris Hines of Hamden, April Cooper and Lynn Campbell of New Haven and Donna Odom of West Haven; a sister, Marthel Parker of Chicago; grandchildren, Jovan Cooper, Kellie Odom, Michelle and Kyle Campbell, Ryan Grant and Kayla Wade; great grandchildren, Toni and Troi Odom-Kelly; a brother-at-heart, Tracey Lamb; and a host of other relatives and friends.
He was predeceased by a sister, Ossie Fox.

A celebration of Mr. Hines’ life and legacy will be held Friday, January 29, 2010, at 11:00 AM at Curvin K. Council Funeral Home, 128 Dwight St., New Haven. Viewing and visitation will be held from 10:00-11:00 AM. Burial will be private. Online guestbook available at www.curvinkcouncil.com

Mary Pugh

posted: Jan 26, 2010 8:14 am | Comments (0)

Mary Otelia Pugh, 64, of New Haven, departed this life January 23, 2010. She was the beloved wife of Alonzo Pugh for 44 years.

Born in Littleton, NC, May 7, 1945, she was a daughter of the late George C. and Ellen Bert Brinkley.

Mrs. Pugh was employed at Pratt & Whitney Aircraft for 43 years.

She was a faithful member of St. Matthew’s UFWB Church where she was a member of the 8AM Ensemble Choir.

In addition to her loving husband, she leaves to cherish her memory, sisters, Velma Celestine Brinkley and Viola Elizabeth Williams (Harvey); brothers, George Wilson Brinkley (Daisy), Frank Thomas Brinkley (Dorothy), Johnnie Lynwood Brinkley (Shirley), Robert Lewis Brinkley (Karen), Waverly Elijah Brinkley, Alonzo Rayfield Brinkley (Shelley) and Andrew Calvin Brinkley (Doris); her mother in-law, Lossie B. Pugh; sister in-law, Patricia Brinkley; five stepbrothers; a stepsister; and a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

She was predeceased by her stepmother, Celia Brinkley and a brother, William Henry Brinkley.

A celebration of Mrs. Pugh’s life and legacy will be held Thursday, January 28, 2010, at 11:00 A.M.  at St. Matthew’s UFWB Church, 400 Dixwell Ave., New Haven. Viewing and visitation will be held at the church from 9:00-11:00 A.M. Burial will be in Beaverdale Memorial Park. Professional services entrusted to Curvin K. Council Funeral Home, 128 Dwight St., New Haven. Online guestbook available at www.curvinkcouncil.com

Minnie Carney

posted: Jan 26, 2010 8:12 am | Comments (0)

Minnie Lucille Carney, 65, of New Haven, departed this life January 20, 2010. She was the widow of Sylvester R. Carney.

Born in Darlington, SC, January 14, 1945, she was a daughter of the late James Edward Lincoln and Janie Wise Lincoln Riley.

She was employed at the Visiting Nurses Association as a Certified Nurse’s Assistant for over 10 years and had been employed for over 40 years at U.S. Repeating Arms.

Mrs. Carney was a member of Pocohantas Temple #155.

She leaves to cherish her memory, daughters, Elaine Carney Gibbs and Erhonda and Leatha Carney; sons, Sylvester R. Carney, Jr. and Clayton Carney; brothers, Edward Lincoln, Herbert Riley, Jr. and Robert Leon Riley; sisters, Sarah McDuffie, Leola Reddick and Jean Riley; a special friend, Dempsey Woods; foster children, Dapriece Keys and Shaka and Elijah McKnight; thirteen grandchildren; and a host of other relatives and friends.

She was predeceased by her stepfather, Herbert Riley, Sr.; brothers, James, Henry and Jimmy Lincoln; and sisters, Pearlina Lincoln and Joan Riley.

A celebration of Mrs. Carney’s life and legacy will be held Tuesday, January 26, 2010, at 11:00 AM at St. Matthew’s UFWB Church, 400 Dixwell Ave., New Haven. Viewing and visitation will be held at the church from 10:00-11:00 AM. Burial will be in Beaverdale Memorial Park. Professional services entrusted to Curvin K. Council Funeral Home, 128 Dwight St., New Haven. Online guestbook available at

Fannie Hobson

posted: Jan 22, 2010 8:46 am | Comments (1)

Fannie M. Hobson of Hamden, CT was peacefully called home on Monday January 18, 2010 at CT Hospice after a courageous battle with cancer.  Born on August 10, 1942 to the late Willie Wilson and Claire Morgan.  Wife of Clarence (Pete) Hobson.  Fannie Hobson was a retiree of SNET and ST. Raphael’s.  Besides her husband she leaves to cherish her 9 children, 15 grandchildren and 3 great grandchildren and a host of relatives and friends.  She is predeceased by her father Willie Wilson, mother Claire Morgan, Step Father Albert Morgan and two sisters Betty Jean Green and Willie Mae Wilson-Rountree.  A celebration of her life will take place Saturday January 23, 2010 at 9:30 AM Varick A M E Zion Church, 242 Dixwell Avenue, New Haven, CT 06511.  Friends may call Saturday at the church from 8:30-9:30 AM.  Interment immediately following at Beaverdale Memorial Park.  To leave a message of comfort to the Hobson family, please visit www.hkhfuneralservices.com. 

Gennie Mae Boyd

posted: Jan 22, 2010 8:44 am | Comments (0)

Gennie M. Boyd was born on June 26, 1924 to the late Eugene and Rosa Cason Williams in Auburn, AL, the third of eleven children.  Gennie M. Boyd is lovingly in the hands of the Father.  On January 13, 2010, she suddenly went home to be with the Lord. To cherish her beloved memory, she leaves her caregiver and devoted niece, Jo-Ann Jones; three sisters, Viola Harris, Rosie L. Jones, both of Shorter, AL and Mildred (Jimmy) McNeal of Maryland; adopted sister Ernestine Jackson of West Haven, CT; brothers, David (Myrtle) Williams of Shorter, AL, Robert (Janet) Williams of Virginia; godsons, Rasheem Dixon, Herbert Jackson, Jr, along with a host of nieces, newphews, cousins, other loving family and many loyal friends.  Her parents preceded her in death along with sisters, Mary L. Pritchett, Hattie P. Dixon, Dorothy W. Atkinson and brothers, James A. Williams and Lum Williams. Services by Howard K. Hill Funeral Services 1287 Chapel Street New Haven, CT 06511. Funeral services will take place Friday January 22, 2010 at 11:00 AM at Varick A.M.E. Zion Church, 242 Dixwell Avenue, New Haven, CT 06511

Friends may call at the church 9-11AM. Interment will take place in Beaverdal Memorial Park. To leave a message of comfort to the Boyd family, please visit www.hkhfuneralservices.com. 

Claudia Barber

posted: Jan 20, 2010 8:27 am | Comments (0)

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Wally Gates

posted: Jan 15, 2010 8:55 am | Comments (0)

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Willie Boone

posted: Jan 13, 2010 1:34 pm | Comments (4)

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Theodore Pullen Sr.

posted: Jan 8, 2010 1:23 pm | Comments (0)

Theodore%20R.%20Pullen%202-23-1911%20-%2012-31-2009.jpgTheodore Pullen, Sr. 98, of New Haven passed away December 31, 2009. He was born to the late Kemp Pullen and Mime Solomon Pullen on February 23, 1911. He was predeceased by his wife Mary Alston Pullen.

Theodore was a compassionate man who often visited the elderly and helped the needy. He was known as a man full of wisdom and patience.

Mr. Pullen leaves to cherish his memory; sons Thomas and Theodore (Grace) of New Haven, CT, James of West Haven, CT, Joseph (Elnora) of Meriden, CT, and William Pullen (Deborah) of Hamden, CT; daughters, Ruthie Spruill (Joseph) of Hackensack, NJ, and Johnnie Ward (Frederick) of Waldorf, MD.  He leaves behind five generations of grandchildren, relatives, and friends.  In addition to his wife, he was predeceased, by daughter Mary Willard, son Nelson Pullen, brothers, Fred, Ollie, and Booker Pullen; sisters Emma Manley, Nana Harris, Celia Solomon, and Gertrude Coley.  A Celebration of his Life will take place on Friday January 8, 2010 at 11 am at Immanuel Baptist Church, 1324 Chapel Street, New Haven, CT 06511. Friends may call at the church on Friday from 10-11am. Interment will take place at Hamden Plains Cemetery Hamden, CT.  Messages of comfort can be left by visiting www.hkhfuneralservices.com.

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